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Moran: Massachusetts a 3-6 Point Race

Gomez, seen here celebrating his April primary victory, is the GOP nominee in this month's special election.(AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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June 2, 2013

National Republican Senatorial Committee chairman Jerry Moran says the race between Democratic Rep. Edward Markey and businessman Gabriel Gomez is a three-to-six-point race just three weeks before voters head to the polls for the June 25 special election.

In an interview on C-SPAN's "Newsmakers" program on Sunday, Moran said the special election, held to fill a Senate seat vacated by Secretary of State John Kerry, is "winnable" for the GOP. The national party hasn't invested the same level of resources they did during the 2010 special election that sent Republican Scott Brown to the Senate, but they have sent staff and paid for polling, Moran said.

"The polling information that we've seen, including polling of our own, something else we've paid for, is just single-digit difference, someplace between three and six points' difference between the two candidates at this stage in the campaign."

And, he added, there might be more Republican investment than has been disclosed so far.

"I guess I wouldn't mind you knowing our efforts in Massachusetts, but if I told you, you would tell others, or others would hear this conversation, and we're not interested in letting the other side know the nature of our involvement in that campaign," Moran said.

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